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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Island 16/10/43; Wilmington 21/10/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-P] Thorpe Abbotts 5/11/43 FLETCHER'S CASTORIA II; crashed on take off 4/12/43, rep; transferred 390BG Framlingham /44; Returned to the USA Rome 27/4/45; Recl Comp 2/10/45.

Service

Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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